Document Type : Case Report
1 Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University, Mugla, Turkey
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University, Mugla, Turkey
Objective: Rhabdomyolysis is an important etiology for developing acute kidney injury
(AKI). Among the many varying reasons for rhabdomyolysis, electrical injury seems to be
a lesser-known factor. The clinical presentation of rhabdomyolysis is usually in the form
of severe and widespread pain, tenderness, weakness in the muscles and dark urine. It
is characterized by the disruption of cell integrity in myocytes as a result of widespread
damage to skeletal muscles and the passage of intracellular components into the
Case Presentation: Here we presented a case report of a young man who had
rhabdomyolysis induced by electrical injury which is relatively less common among the
other etiological factors with preserved renal functions. He had electrical injury related
wounds on extremities. Urgent intravenous fluid therapy was initiated as soon as his
admission to the emergency department (ED), without delay.
Conclusion: AKI is very common due to the nephrotoxic effect of myoglobinuria and the
prerenal status. It is rare that AKI does not develop in patients with a severe increase in
creatinine kinase. It is a very important point to start effective fluid therapy in a short time.
2022;3(11):1969-79. doi: 10.34067/kid.0005442022.
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